I would like to think that our generation's vocal disapproval of the removal of Pluto from the Planets has something to with why our favorite little planet is back. Facebook groups and t-shirts reading "When I was your age, Pluto was a planet" were most definitely a driving force in the return of Pluto.
But news flash: Pluto is back with friends. Yes, Pluto is a "dwarf" planet and he's brought two other dwarfs with him, Ceres and Eris.
Are you kidding me?
There was even a contest to make up a new mnemonic device for remembering the new line-up. The winner: My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants.
I will never remember this. Never. For the rest of my life, My Very Educated Mother will have just Served Us Nine Pizzas. There will be no magic carpets! No elephants! And absolutely no palaces! Just Pizzas! Nine of them! Served by My Mother! Who happens to be Very Educated!
In response to this growing outrage by all people who have already graduated the 5th grade, I will never consent to these new planets.
Ceres, Eris... You are dead to me.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Posted by Morgan at 1:27 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
picking up where I left off... part 2 of my list of 100 things I want to do in my life!
26. sleep every night in a hammock
27. develop photos in a dark room
28. write a novel
29. deep-fry a turkey
30. experience zer0-gravity
31. dance in the rain
32. meet Donald Miller
33. be in a band (or have Poppyseedchicken make it big)
34. live in a yellow house (soon!)
35. build a canoe
36. fall in love
37. perform stand-up comedy for an audience
38. learn how fireworks work
39. ride a unicycle
40. go glacier climbing
41. watch sea turtles lay eggs
42. make crème brûlée
43. see Singing in the Rain on stage
44. work in a bakery
45. learn to make stained-glass things
46. re-learn to play the piano
47. own a cupcake courier
48. blow bubbles off of the Eiffel Tower
49. read the New Testament in Spanish
50. complete a perfect March Madness bracket
stay tuned for the ever elusive 100 Things: Part 3!!!
Posted by Morgan at 1:37 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I've been tinkering with the idea of posting this for a while, and then I read from mightygirl that it was sooo the cool thing to do. Hopping on that bandwagon, here's part one of my list of 100 things I'd like to do before I die.
- paint a mural
- go barefoot for a year
- float in the Dead Sea
- share the Gospel in a foreign country
- milk a cow
- write a play
- go to the Cannes Film Festival (soon! so soon!)
- smoke hookah ha ha
- shave a sheep
- work on a ranch out west
- own a business and hire all of my friends
- make a phone call from a British phone booth (the red ones)
- see the northern lights
- use my Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country
- get paid to be a photographer
- witness a total solar eclipse
- meet Tina Fey
- write thank you notes to my teachers
- go a whole week without the computer
- catch a fish and cook it for dinner
- hike the Appalachian Trail
- be the instigator of a massive food fight
- zip-line through the forest in Costa Rica
- read all of the books on my "Books to Read" list
- sit front row at a Sufjan Stevens concert
Posted by Morgan at 10:09 AM
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Either way, you get your dog back."
I need something like this. Something awesome. Something intriguing. Something that people will look at and laugh and remember.
I need to make business cards for myself for when I go to France this summer. We have to have them to hand around to famous people and bouncers at the Film Festival. Seems pretty weird, I know, but nonetheless, I've gotta do it.
Previous students said they just made stuff up, like they were these famous movie producers or something. Apparently it can help at the festival if you appear to 'be somebody."
Now, while I'm not condoning lying... I do think it would be pretty sweet to have something hilarious on the card. Any suggestions?
I'm not sure the French would get that.
Posted by Morgan at 10:52 AM
Monday, April 07, 2008
Lamphere showed me Stuff Christians Like, a parody of the blog Stuff White People Like today whilst hanging out in our office (aka the Mac lab at the SLC) today. Yeah, it's funny, but it's also, like, totally true. OMGosh.
While I can sit back and laugh at that blog because of its hilarious social commentary, it also calls my attention to how some people view Christians. It's important to be in the world but not of it. We need our faith to be real and our love for Jesus fervent. If we have a love for Christ flowing through our veins, shouldn't we want others to have it as well? We can't just hang out with our Christian friends in our Christian bubble... doing stuff christians like... and expect change to come about.
Like my dear friend Anne Story says... Until All Have Heard.
Posted by Morgan at 3:57 PM
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
The website that I have been toiling away on for the Admissions Department is finally up and running.
And there was much rejoicing.
Of course, there is still much to do. Videos to make, pictures to take, and adventures to be had. But it is a start.
Let me know what you think!!!
Posted by Morgan at 7:05 PM